I just finished reading an article about a study that suggests that the more religious a person is, the more afraid of death they actually are.
I'm sure there are jokes there. Really funny ones, even. I'm just not going to try to find them. My agnosticism hasn't turned me into an asshole and I actually think the reason for these results has less to do with hypocrisy than it does with the type of person who would mark religion as "the most important thing that keeps you going." After all, how strongly someone weighted that statement was the way they determined whether or not a person was in the pious group. I sure a lot of believers don't use religion to "keep going" at all. Instead it's more of how they choose to go.
Still, I do find it a little ironic. That dude who was grilled for his belief back in the early years of Christianity would be so ashamed of his religious descendants.
Dammit, I made a joke after all.